In this time of massive layoffs and furloughs, many families and individuals are facing tremendous stress to make ends meet for the basics. Here are two programs that can help make a difference in someones life, either through donating funds or seeking relief through self-help programs.
CITY OF SAINT PETERSBURG UTILITY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: DONATE
The City of Saint Petersburg offers a program for charitable-minded individuals to contribute to a social fund that supports less fortunate residents with their utility bill. This program is funded by donations. In addition to one-time or recurring donations, residents can opt in to the 'Round-Up' giving option by voluntarily allowing the City to round up monthly utility bills to the next whole dollar, a maximum of 0.99 cents monthly or $12.00 annually. Interested citizens can sign up via this link.
DUKE ENERGY SPECIAL ASSISTANCE: DONATE OR SELF-SERVE
Residents who wish to give to Duke Energy's Neighbor Fund that helps struggling families and individuals during the winter season are encouraged to do so via their website link below.
Residents who need energy bill payment assistance may find help via Duke's various self-help customer service programs on their website link below.